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State Resources — North Dakota

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

State office has some birth and death records since July 1893. Years from 1894 to 1920 are incomplete. Copies are generally mailed within 2-3 working days after request is received. It has marriage records since July 1925 and an index of divorce records since July 1949. Some items may be verified. Certified copies of divorce records are not available from State Health Department and should be ordered from the county.

Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records

On the Internet: North Dakota Department of Health.
Call (701) 328-2360 for information on record lookup fees. This is an automated attendant with a recorded message.
Write to:
Division of Vital Records
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue- Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505

For county marriage records, contact the Clerk of District Court in the county where the license was issued. Cost will vary.

For divorce records, you can also contact the Clerk of District Court in the county where the divorce was granted. Cost will vary.

book State Archives and Libraries

They currently have federal and state census records, naturalization records, local histories, cemetery listings, WPA biographies, oral histories, regional history books, a Native American collection, all North Dakota newspapers, obituaries, a death index on computer, a listing of war veterans, photo archives, atlases from 1890, and maps.

Write to:
State Archives and Historical Research Library
State Historical Society of North Dakota
Heritage Center
612 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0830
Telephone: (701) 328-2091
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, closed Saturday, Sunday, and all state holidays.

 Local Genealogical Societies

Write to:
State Historical Society of North Dakota at the above address.
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